Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hook Me Up, Marshmallow Man

NANO ALERT!
I DID IT!
I FINISHED THE CHALLENGE,
WITH A POSTED WORD TOTAL OF 50,675!

We now return you to the regularly scheduled blog reading and general house work / kid work / job work avoidance activities already in progress.

While I agree that, through most of the year, a sugary treat like fudge is a junk-food luxury in which to indulge sparingly, at Christmas time I firmly believe that fudge becomes an essential tool in surviving the holiday craziness. So, this year I present you with an Advent Calendar of sorts, celebrating 25 perfectly good reasons to have marshmallow fudge available at all times.

Click here for the recipe for all this comfort and joy.

December 1:

"Migraines (reverse R) Us" promised a towering supply of the one Lego set on which your son has pinned all his Christmas hopes and dreams.

But despite your having arrived three hours before the store opened, the only item remaining in stock is a long metal peg with a price tag and a "sold out" sign taped to the end. The fudge, in this case, may be launched from the Lego Catapult (Castle Collection, item #8114) directly onto the assistant manager's windshield. It's a '92 Honda Civic, parked in a space marked "Obstructionist People Hater of the Month".

He's won 35 consecutive awards; one more and he gets the coveted blue vest bearing the invitation to "Ask Me For Help So I Can Smack You Upside the Head". This is true no matter which "Migraines (reverse R) Us" you're patronizing.

21 comments:

MommyJ said...

yay for being finished!!!

And, um, a bigger yay for marshmallow fudge.

I hate shopping in person... hate it with a fiery purple passion. I'm an online Christmas shopper all the way because then when things are out of stock I can curse and yell and throw things and no one sees me but the dog.

Happy Mom said...

Congrats on finishing 50,000 words! That's soooo many, I think I would have been to overwhelmed to start!

The Garden of Egan said...

I can't imagine how you did it. 50,000 words. I didn't know there were that many out there.

Hope you are enjoying some "down" time....ha

Verification word: CRYOUTT
I agree. I cryout that you are done.

Jessica said...

Because of you, I made fudge yesterday! Thank You! I am going to save a few pieces, allow them to get hard, and pull them out in a store emergency. You are full of fantastic ideas.

Congrats on finishing! I don't know how you did it!

Kristina P. said...

Congrats, DeNae! I can't wait for it to be featured in Oprah's Book Club.

Homer and Queen said...

Remember the Cabbage Patch frenzy? Or Tickle Me Elmo!!!

Becca said...

Huge Hooray for 50,000 words. Plus. You did something amazing, you know? Good job, you!

Sher said...

Which is why I avoid that store like the plaque between Nov 1st and Jan 30th. I did, however, visit that store a month or so ago, and earned a $10 gift certificate. I should go use it.
but, I'll probably just wrap the card up and stick it in my kid's stocking. He can go there himself (I don't know who'll take him...it surely ain't gonna be me!)

wendy said...

good job on finishing up with your word goal.
50,000 words. I don't even think I have spoken that many words since moving up here (let alone write any such thing)

I am with Kristene on waiting for it to be added to Oprah's book list. And just think of the neat new outfit you will buy when You get to be featured on the show.

and give a shout out to all your bloggy friends who supported you towards your fame

JennyMac said...

BRAVO on finishing!! That is awesome.

Annette Lyon said...

Yay, you!

You keep mentioning fudge. And migraines. Of which I have one.

I think I'm going to dig up my orange fudge recipe and make some.

If I gain more weight, I'll lovingly blame it on you.

Migillicutty said...

Congratulations! 50,000 is a lot! How many pages are there?

I'm trying really, really hard not to be rude here, but: you know that NaNoWriMo sticker in your sidebar? Did you really win the whole thing, or did they give one to everybody who finished? I totally believe you could've won, but I just want to make sure....

That Girl said...

Oh ... I need no reasons. My taste buds are reasons 1- 10000000000000000000.

And dude? I worship you and stuff.

AS Amber said...

I knew you could do it!

I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT!!!

It was my encouraging words that got you through, I just know it!

I love the part about the only thing left on sale is the metal peg. I'm so excited for all the ways I can use fudge this month.

And let me just be the first to say, "oh FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...dge."

R Max said...

Wow... you are really wordy! And, yes, the aforementioned title on my latest blog post was entirely and completely for your benefit alone, because you alone would appreciate it.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

You're a rock star.

A slightly deranged, fudge-crazy rock star, but a rock star nonetheless.

I'll want signed copy of course.

Corinne said...

You're amazing!! I love you!! Watch out Stephenie Meyer!!!...or endorse my mom's book, so we can be rich and stuff. that works too =)YAY 50,000 WORDS!!!

Beka said...

I love this one-a-day thing you've got going on here! I've been gone a while so I just got done reading all of Novs posts- and now Dec. too?

If it hasn't been mentioned before: you're amazing!

L.T. Elliot said...

Dontcha just love Toys Rn't There? Perfect way to spend the afternoon. Racing about, dashing through the store, and leaving empty handed.

Congrats on nano! I'm so proud of you!

charrette said...

So I barely dragged myself over the finish line with minutes to spare, and you not only donate your gall bladder to charity, you exceed the Nano goal by 600+ words! How many times and in how many ways can I continue to say how awesome you are?

And "Migraines R Us" is the official new name of that dungeon of death. I'm so glad Mr. Cool isn't asking for Legos this year!

Lisa Loo said...

Congrats!! Not sure what the 50,000 word thing is but I am sure congratulations are due.

THE Lego co could also use one of those vests---hate it when companies LOVE to create a demand that they won't fill!